Coriolis Effect

1. What is the Coriolis effect?

Describes how the earth’s rotations effects the┬ámovement of water and air.

2. What is subject to the Coriolis effect?

Water and Air

3. What is the direction of deflection in the Northern Hemisphere?

The deflection goes to the right.

4. What is the direction of deflection in the Southern Hemisphere?

The direction of the deflection is to the left

Test your skills on the Coriolis effect.

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5. What happens if pilots do not correct for the Coriolis effect?

They will either fly to the west if they are going north and will go too far east if they are going  south.

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